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Hard News: Friday Music: If DJ was your trade

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  • Doug Hood,

    very cool, cheers russell, patti smiths on my wish list for akcitylimits

    Kingsland • Since Oct 2009 • 44 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Doug Hood,

    very cool, cheers russell, patti smiths on my wish list for akcitylimits

    That would be great! And not out of the question given that she's playing festival shows ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Peter Johnston,

    I don’t know why he couldn’t ride a bike (I blame the parents), but it works beautifully as an image.

    When Ed was a young lad it was pretty hard to teach him anything he didn't want to learn. But while he dug his heels in about riding a bike, he did agree to learning the guitar. And now thanks to his musical endeavours he can ride a bike too, so everything worked out alright in the end!

    Wellington • Since Sep 2013 • 25 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Peter Johnston,

    And now thanks to his musical endeavours he can ride a bike too, so everything worked out alright in the end!

    Just claim you planned it all that way.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Just added this to the post: Dubhead and Stinky Jim are celebrating their respective 25th radio birthdays tomorrow night with a boffo gig at Neck of the Woods tomorrow night.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    Public Service Broadcasting would be my choice and justify a trip to Auckland (maybe).

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 5550 posts Report Reply

  • Graham Dunster, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    They rocked Womad in March!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2009 • 184 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Also from the foaming cultural crucible that is modern Wellington...

    ...Lawnmaster a catchy little creation that
    may well start a Clutch Cargo Cult...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • davesparks,

    Caught that Lontalius vid earlier this week from twitter:

    https://twitter.com/flaneur/status/646545359569846272

    always nice to see a slice of something so close to home came back to you via your heroes on the other side of the world. Choice track and super vid. I'm not crying you're crying!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 45 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

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    Lawnmaster..... Clutch Cargo

    Great stuff Ian.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • Hugh Wilson,

    Great opening lines Russell, simply add that DJ'ing can be a thankless task in this day & age when everyone is keen to slip on a track via their device (and sadly all too often, youtube, with advert first ... sigh)

    I'm reminded of a good quote re: Serato which was along the lines of "It doesn't make a bad DJ good, but can make a good DJ better" I think its a DJ Day observation, and one I agree with

    Haven't gone digital myself, so you'll find me in the corner happily content with a bag (or thoughts) of black wax :)

    Melbourne • Since Feb 2013 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    I really loved that Lontalius song and video. It grabs you by the heart strings.

    In unrelated news, the much talked about New Order Music Complete dropped on iTunes today. Just listening now. Very Pet Shop Boys disco so far. Quite liked Tutti Frutti. It was. Very.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    In unrelated news, the much talked about New Order Music Complete dropped on iTunes today. Just listening now. Very Pet Shop Boys disco so far. Quite liked Tutti Frutti. It was. Very.

    Oh! I totally missed the fact that it was released today. I'll have to give that a listen.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to JacksonP,

    Listening to it now. Party Dadtronica.

    And I actually don't mean that in a bad way.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 1445 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to David Hood,

    Deist Jockey?

    This boggled my morning musically

    Flying Nun could offer to help distribute it...
    ;- )


    Dairy air aisle...
    In breaking news St Theo (the ASpierings, from the Church of the Immaculate Udder) has spent his meagre pay rise on a new single as well: Whey Cup Whey Cup (Au Go-Go) - all farmer shareholders will be sent a copy in lieu of a dividend!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7896 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    Being a DJ is the best and worst of jobs. When it falls into place, it's brilliantly affirming: you're the king or queen of the moment, the people are with you and you are their joy. On a bad night, it's a very lonely place indeed.

    I can't let this slip by...
    DJing is, at best, an art not a trade, by calling it a job, unless you are talking radio DJs, devalues both Art and Trade.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Stupid,

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    That sounds great that Oct 3 Golden Dawn DJ event Russell, unfortunately I'll be doing a DJ set with David Merritt Poetry Experience and some live music with Cash Guitar (Heazlewood) at The Crown that night in Dunedin.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 72 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    I can't let this slip by...
    DJing is, at best, an art not a trade, by calling it a job, unless you are talking radio DJs, devalues both Art and Trade.

    The title of the post is actually a reference to a fairly obscure reggae album.

    But being a working DJ is a job – you're being paid for your skills. I admire Murray Cammick, who makes most of his weekly income as a DJ, for the range of sets he can play – soul, disco, jazz, reggae, indie. And all on vinyl!

    Murray is actually moving house the day before the event, which, if you know what Murray's record collection looks like, is a major relocation.

    That's not to say DJing isn't an art too – look at people like Derrick Carter – but it's also both a job and a hobby, depending on what you're doing.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22761 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Russell Brown,

    The title of the post is actually a reference to a fairly obscure reggae album.

    Forgiven then ;-)
    We actually agree, choice.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That's not to say DJing isn't an art too – look at people like Derrick Carter

    amazing live. can get away with being cocky if you are actually that good at it.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19697 posts Report Reply

  • Mike O'Connell,

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    Also from the foaming cultural crucible that is modern Wellington

    ...the set list from PF in Chch on Thur night (should be attached). Bright Grey never disappoints. Going Fishing from the back catalogue. Loved too Trans Fatty Acid. - bugger, missed the cassette... if anyone has a spare for sale, I have ample capability to still play tape :-)

    In one of his first legal outings, my 18 year old really got into it at the very front and was well chuffed to meet and chat with SFS post-gig.

    PS Liam Finn's Pink Frost rendition superb!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 379 posts Report Reply

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